Too Good to be True? In this case, no.

I’ve identified a telltale for MLM approaches. And I gotta say, we get a few!

This morning it was ‘French Green Clay” and the big sell line was that the Israeli army uses it to get rid of chemical warfare effects.
Then (and this is my ‘telltale’ sign of an MLM approach).. there is the unbelievably good claim, usually of someone the doctors gave up on, who had some form of cancer, and who now runs ten miles a day.

I’m not saying it’s wrong. I’m just saying that like so many Australians we have a highly developed MLM alert sensor after countless approaches that look very similar to this one.

In this case, though, I remember that this particular clay is a good product. It does (as I remember) perform a valuable detox function.

French green clay is a substance that is used for external cosmetic treatments as well as some internal applications by practitioners of alternative medicine. It was used in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to treat a variety of skin problems and digestive disorders.

From the standpoint of mineralogy, French green clay belongs to a subcategory of clay minerals known as illite clays, the other two major groups being kaolinite and smectite clays. Clay minerals in general are important because they make up about 40 percent of such common rocks as shale, and they are the main components of soil. Illite clays are usually formed by weathering or by changes produced in aluminum-rich minerals by heat and acidic ground water. They often occur intermixed with kaolinite clays—which are typically used in the ceramics industry. Illite clays have been used successfully by environmental managers to remove such heavy metals as lead, cadmium, and chromium from industrial wastewater.

French green clay takes its name from the fact that rock quarries located in southern France enjoyed a virtual monopoly on its production until similar deposits of illite clays were identified in China, Montana, and Wyoming. The clay’s green color comes from a combination of ironoxides and decomposed plant matter, mostly kelp seaweed and other algae. Grey-green clays are considered less valuable than those with a brighter color. The other components of French green clay include a mineral known as montmorillonite, as well as dolomite, magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc , aluminum, silicon, copper, selenium , and cobalt.

So here’s a good place to get it at non MLM prices. No, we make nothing from this tip. Just sharing the’ lurv’.